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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am EDT
the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. >>> closer to home,
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
to the hundreds of thousands of people still in the dark after sandy. the workers know they have a tough task ahead of them. their mission is rewarding. >> most of the customer base is extremely grateful. we do der i've a lot out of that. it's fantastic. hopefully, we'll run into the same thing up there. i'm sure we will. we are there to help. >> it isn't clear how long the crews will be gone. they will be working gruelling hours while they are away. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >> we are getting a look at the damage from sandy. take a look at these before and after satellite photos in new jersey. the storm is believed to have caused $50 billion in damages. so far, it's claimed 92 live, 11 in virginia. many businesses are without power, it's down from a peak of 8.5 million. getting around new york is just about impossible. many in new york and new jersey trying to drive their car thinking how do we get gas? thousands in new york and new jersey had to wait hours in lines miles long just to fill up the tanks. many stations are closed because of lost power. the few stations that a
NBC
Nov 5, 2012 11:00am EST
that earthquake. a week after sandy devastated the east coast, some things are starting to get back to normal. later today, president obama will meet with fema to discuss the disaster relief effort. sandy has claimed 106 lives. utility companies are still working to restore power to more than 1 million people. gas lines are still long but new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor christie have promised an end to the shortage this week. >> the gas shortage won't help the rush to get back to work and school this morning. it's the first day of class for students in new york city since sandy. this morning, new york city subway system is running at about 80% of its normal service. new jersey's transit agency tried to run emergency bus services but had to shut down because of overcrowding. the agency says it's several weeks away from full restoration. if you're heading north, amtrak service will be limited today between washington, new york and boston. that's because crews are still repairing the damage caused by sandy. amtrak is telling passengers to make reservations by phone or onli
NBC
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am EST
some voters off. tighter regulations and super storm sandy. at the super screen, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> president obama is giving former president bill clinton special praise for helping him get reelected. clinton is the first person he called after receiving the concession cal from romney. he was one of president obama's biggest supporters on the campaign trail. his speech during the democratic national convention was one of the highlights of the campaign. >>> one of this election's biggest votes didn't allow candidates, it was same-sex marriage. megan mcgrath has more from takoma park. >> reporter: for months we have seen the signs and tv ads involving question 6 which legalizes same-sex marriage in maryland. as the election results came in, gay and lesbian couples watched closely. among them, bonnie. >> for them, the package of question 6, the civil protection marriage act is a victory for their relationship of seven years. >> i burst out crying, of course. just absolutely thrilled, delighted. >> proud to be a marylander. >> two reverends are not only committed to each other, th
NBC
Nov 6, 2012 11:00am EST
for a seat in connecticut. tens of thousands of people are without power due to hurricane sandy. >>> americans flood the polls today, there are reports of voter fraud in several battleground states including virginia. robo calls are telling voters they can cast their ballots over the phone. the fake phone call, some of which involve live callers are made primarily to black voters. the calls are popping up in north carolina and florida. >>> the news 4 i team has a tip line for voter fraud. call or e-mail us. tom kierein joins us now with a look at the forecast. >> folks waiting in lines are shivering this morning. >> my heart goes out to them. many people are waiting in line for a couple hours. it didn't get above freezing until 8:30 this morning. here is a look at the sky. sunshine over capitol hill. reagan national, 44. the dew point very dry at 24. the temperature really dropped this morning. a northeast breeze at five to ten miles per hour. it feels chillier. temperatures elsewhere, low to mid-40s. most of maryland and virginia, eastern shore out in west virginia was down in
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